2023 Sundance Short Film Tour

Senior Sundance Shorts Programmer Mike Plante in person!

2023 Sundance Short Film Tour

A slice of the Sundance Film Festival… at your local art house theater! Whether you’re discovering these shorts for the first time or reliving your Fest experience, the Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a great way to sample the artistic offerings of this year’s Festival and get to know an exciting variety of voices in independent film.

“Each year, we are thrilled to push shorts to new audiences around the country,” says Mike Plante, Sundance Institute’s senior programmer for short films. “When you want to see emerging filmmakers who are inventing fresh characters, one of the go-to worlds has to be short film. And to be able to work with independent art houses to reach so many communities is the icing on the cake.”

The Festival’s Short Film Program has long been established as a place to discover talented directors, such as alumni Andrea Arnold, Lake Bell, Damien Chazelle, Destin Daniel Cretton, Debra Granik, Rashaad Ernesto Green, Reinaldo Marcus Green, Todd Haynes, Sterlin Harjo, Sky Hopinka, Shaka King, Dee Rees, Joey Soloway, Taika Waititi, and many others.

This year’s tour features a 90-minute theatrical program of seven short films from the Sundance Film Festival — including two Festival Award winners — with fiction, documentary, and animated shorts from around the world.

2023 Sundance Short Film Tour

Free show!

Tue April 2, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium

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10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission. $7 w/UCB student ID, $7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


Park elsewhere and catch the HOP to campus

International Film Series

(Originally called The University Film Commission)
Established 1941 by James Sandoe.

First Person Cinema

(Originally called The Experimental Cinema Group)
Established 1955 by Carla Selby, Gladney Oakley, Bruce Conner and Stan Brakhage.

C.U. Film Program

(AKA The Rocky Mountain Film Center)
First offered degrees in filmmaking and critical studies in 1989 under the guidance of Virgil Grillo.

Celebrating Stan

Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.

C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.

Thank you, sponsors!
Boulder International Film Festival
Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Looking for a gift for a friend?
Buy a Frequent Patron Punch Card for $60 at any IFS show. With the punch card you can see ten films (a value of $90).

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